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Pet Safety

Warning! The 3 Biggest Winter Health Hazards for Pets

Sean Conlon | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean Conlon

Harsh winter weather can have serious impacts on the health of our beloved canine companions, and so far, 2015 has kicked off with some headline-makin...

5 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday Season

Laura McHolm | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Laura McHolm

Many Christmas trees are fitted with water containers to keep them fresh. This water could contain fertilizer or become stagnant over time. Prevent your pet from drinking from the tree to avoid potential complications.

Gone Missing: Tips for Finding Lost Pets

Natasha Ashton | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

What happens when -- in that split second you weren't watching -- a furry friend wanders off? What do you do next? How far could your pet possibly wander? No matter how prepared the pet parent, it's easy for panic to set in.

13 Spook-Free Safety Tips to Keep Your Kids and Pets Safe This Halloween

Laura McHolm | Posted 12.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura McHolm

I called upon two experts that have simple tips for a safe, scare-free Halloween to keep your children and pets safe.

Fighting Fires: Safety and Survival Tips Pet Parents Need to Know

Natasha Ashton | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

As summer winds down and we prepare for the excitement of a new season, there's one lesson every parent needs to remember during the back-to-school blitz -- how to keep pets safe in the event of a house fire.

Dognapped! Five Things You Can Do to Prevent Pet Theft

Natasha Ashton | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Whether a furry friend costs $1 or $1,000, our pets are always priceless to us. To keep your dog's paws where they belong (with you!), here are some tips for thwarting thieves.

Paws Off! Protecting Pets From Our Gadgets (and Vice Versa) This Christmas

Natasha Ashton | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Holiday gift-giving can be full of surprises -- but one of them shouldn't be a pet health emergency.

Reduce Your Trips To The Vet With 5 Easy Steps

Posted 12.06.2013 | Green

From VetStreet's Dr. Carol McConnell: Each fall, Veterinary Pet Insurance gives out the Hambone Award to a dog who has gotten himself into some kin...

LOOK: This Car Company Puts Safety First For Canine Passengers, Too

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 07.28.2014 | Good News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To make the world safer for pets, Lindsey Wolko had to design an indestructible dog. Two years and hundreds of thousands of doll...

Safety First (and Second): Pet Perils Persist After Storm Clouds Clear

Natasha Ashton | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Whether this year's hurricane season will live up to predictions remains to be seen, but whether we experience storms before November, or not until next year, it is still smart to be aware of perils to our pets after a storm strikes.

What September Means to Your Dog

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Fall -- a month when parental anxiety spikes and punctuated schedules send everyone into a tizzy, can be the roughest season for dogs as well as other pets. Keep these thoughts in mind if you find yourself in this boat.

Movin' On Up: How to Prepare Pets for Relocation

Natasha Ashton | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

While it may take time to adjust, showing your pet that your love is consistent will go a long way toward making a new house -- or office! -- feel like home.

Lost and Found: Microchips Can Be Key to Recovering Missing Pets

Natasha Ashton | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Protecting our pets from loss and theft is fairly simple, but hardly foolproof. As pet parents, we do everything we can to keep our furry friends out of harm's way, but there are times when even the most vigilant among us become distracted.

Into the Wild: Rabies Prevention Tips for Pets

Natasha Ashton | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

As the recent news reports have shown, rabies is still a risk worth learning about. Knowing how to not only identify an infected animal, but how to keep your pets out of harm's way, can mean the difference between life and death for our furry friends -- and can make for safer community.

Working Like a Dog: Tips for Pet Parents on Take Your Dog to Work Day

Natasha Ashton | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Bringing your best friend to work has so many benefits, and with a little preparation and mindfulness, it can be a wonderful way to to celebrate the value of pets in the workplace - and of course, to show off your furry family member!

Pet Care: Why Don't We Care Every Month of the Year?

Marc Joseph | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

April has more pet awareness events than any other time of year.. But why do we even need to have a month filled with reminders that we have to continue to bring cruelty to animals to the forefront of the news?

What an East Village Puppy's Untimely Death Can Teach Us About Dog Safety on City Streets

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 04.23.2013 | New York
Anna Jane Grossman

On Saturday, something very sad happened: One of my puppy clients was killed by a truck on First Avenue. Alex was a 14-week-old lab mix who'd come to...

What Do You Do With Your Dog During Hurricane Sandy?

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 12.29.2012 | New York
Anna Jane Grossman

The noises of the hurricane and the changes in barometric pressure can cause your dog to freak. Whether or not your dog is panicking, here are some measures you can take to make him comfortable.

Hurricane Pet Emergency Plan

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green

As Hurricane Sandy threatens the East Coast, don't forget about your pets when preparing for the storm. Below is a review of some top pet preparation ...

How To Keep Your Pet Safe During Labor Day Festivities

Posted 09.02.2012 | Green

From Vetstreet's Dr. Marty Becker: Labor Day always feels like the last hurrah of summer. Sure, many kids are already back in school and the real l...

Does Your Cat Wear a Collar?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

The most important purpose for putting a collar on your kitty is to ensure she can be identified and returned to you if she's lost.

5 Pet Poisons Hiding In Your Purse, Backpack Or Work Bag

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

A handbag or similar item lying open with contents exposed can prove an irresistible temptation to a confined, curious and perhaps slightly bored pet.

Safety Tips For Pet Travel

Wendy Diamond | Posted 06.18.2012 | Travel
Wendy Diamond

For pet-parents, the opportunity to take trips with their animals is especially appealing -- but do you have everything you need to keep your pet happy and safe along the way?

Who Is Trying to Destroy the Humane Society?

Richard Schiffman | Posted 05.28.2012 | Media
Richard Schiffman

Just as we require political ads to disclose the sources of their funding, we should make sure that these faceless front groups come out of the shadows and tell us up front -- on the ads themselves -- who exactly is paying for them.

Don't Let Your Dog Get Spooked! Tips For a Fun and Safe 'Howloween'

Wendy Diamond | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

Before dressing your pooch as Katy Perry, remember that to enjoy the levity and hilarity of the holiday, we have to make our pet's safety a priority.